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Deadlines & Notifications

St. John’s University offers several application plans through which undergraduate applicants may apply for admission. These include Early Action, and Priority, as well as specific deadlines for certain programs. Students are expected to provide a completed application, as well as all required credentials by the application plan deadline selected, although the Office of Admission recognizes that it may not always be possible for official scores to be received on or before the deadline. Standardized test scores should be received within two weeks of the application plan deadline selected.

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First Time Undergraduate Students

Fall 2024 Admission

 DeadlineAdmission Plan to Select on Undergraduate Application
Early ActionDecember 1Early Action
Bio-Optometry Regular DecisionDecember 1Early Action
Pharm.D. Regular DecisionFebruary 1Rolling
Regular DecisionFebruary 1Rolling
Rolling DecisionN/ARolling

Early Action Deadline

Early Action is a non-binding application plan through which students will apply and receive a decision earlier than the Rolling Decision. Students may apply to more than one institution through Early Action and have until May 1 to submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit to secure their enrollment at St. John’s for the fall semester.

Regular Decision Deadline

The Priority Deadline is a non-binding application plan through which students apply to the University. Application review will begin once the application and required documentation has been received and students will be notified on a rolling basis beginning February 1, on a space available basis. Students accepted through the Rolling Decision process must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1 to guarantee their place in the fall class at St. John’s. Students accepted after May 1 must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit within two weeks of receipt of their accept letter to secure their place in the fall class.

Transfer Students

Fall Admission

 DeadlineNotification Date (on or around)
Rolling Decision N/ABeginning November 1
Pharm.D. Regular Decision


August 17**



Spring Admission

 DeadlineNotification Date (on or around)
Rolling DecisionN/A*Beginning November 1
Pharm.D. Regular Decision


January 5**



*Spring applicants are encouraged to submit their admission application and all required credentials by January 1.

**Transfer students applying to the Pharm.D. program are admitted on a space available basis. It is suggested that you submit your application as close to the application deadline for consideration. 

Additional Deadlines & Important Information


Students who wish to be considered for financial aid are advised to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using St. John’s school code: 002823. The FAFSA is available at and students should apply as soon as it is available. 

Fine Arts

Applicants to the Illustration program only at St. John’s are required to submit a portfolio online via SlideRoom at Please note:

  • Portfolios will be accepted for admission purposes on a rolling basis
  • Applicants applying for all other Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, including Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Photography, are not required to submit a portfolio for admission consideration 
  • Applicants to all BFA programs (Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography) interested in being considered for the St. John’s University Fine Arts Scholarship must submit their portfolio by January 15
  • PLEASE NOTE that portfolios submitted via SlideRoom will show as "Awaiting" in the student's portal checklist until the portfolio has been scored. If the student continues to see portfolio status of "Awaiting" in the student portal for a period of MORE THAN two weeks, he or she should contact the Office of Admission at 718-990-2000 to inquire regarding status. Complete portfolio submission details can be found here.

AP Credits

Students with AP credits are encouraged to submit their official AP Score Report to be considered for college credit.

International Applicants

International students are encouraged to submit their application for admission and all required credentials by May 1 for fall semester admission and November 1 for spring semester admission.

Application-Based Scholarships

The University offers several application-based scholarship opportunities, including:

  • Catholic Scholars Program
  • Catholic Student Scholarship
  • Ozanam Scholars Program
  • Sister Helen Flynn Scholarship 

These scholarships are only available to first-time undergraduate students applying for the fall semester. Students are required to submit an undergraduate admission application prior to or concurrently with the application-based scholarship application(s). Students may apply for more than one application-based scholarship.

Students can access scholarship applications in their online student portal after their application for admission has been submitted to the University.